Thank you so much to all of you who entered this year's #PPLIdepelicula competition. We received many entries and it has been really hard to chose 3 winners. We really enjoyed all the videos. You all certainly are very enthusiastic and creative. We hope you also had a good time preparing them. Many thanks also to our sponsors Spain.info and Junta de Castilla y León #CastillayLeoesvida and to the Consejería de Educación for their support.
Visit our Facebook page to see the all the entries.
Primer premio: Katie Ecock y Aisling Kelly, de Rathdown School en Glenageary, por su vídeo Los increíbles.
Segundo premio: Matthew Harris y Luca Cambursano, de Wesley College en Ballinteer, por su vídeo Spainspotting.
Tecer premio: Clodagh Hegarty y Aoifekate Arkins, de Eureka Secondary School en Kells, por su vídeo Algunos hombres buenos.
La Consejería de Educación organiza un concurso al mejor tándem entre un auxiliar de conversación y el departamente de español del colegio. Aquí tenéis el video del tándem ganador:
Vídeo ganador del concurso al mejor tándem del programa de auxiliares de conversación españoles en Irlanda, elaborado por Amaya Gómez Rojo.
This is what last year's winners have to say about their trip
¡Nos lo pasamos fenomenal en nuestro viaje a Salamanca!
The trip was a fantastic experience for all, from the moment we landed in Madrid: the sun and blue skies, the beautiful landscapes on our way to Castilla y León and the very impressive sight of the city of Salamanca as we were coming in.
For us teachers, it was very interesting to watch the development of our students' language skills throughout the week: they had difficulty understanding the driver that took us from the airport to Salamanca on the the first day. However, on the way back to the airport, they had no problem talking to the same driver with confidence. We would have loved to stay for a full month!
Our students' opinions speak for themselves:
KIN: "We had an awesome time in Salamanca. It was a beautiful historic city, the locals were really nice and friendly and the foods were delicious (specially from the "tapas" places. And they were cheap too). My Spanish also improved and I made a lot of friends. I would love to go back there one day!"
JACOB: "In my opinion, Salamanca was great. It was not only a great opportunity to improve our language skills but it also offered a fantastic insight to a typical Spanish city. Beside the glorious cathedral there were typical Roman style houses with their old red roofs. The people in Salamanca were very lively and there were many young people about. All in all the trip was fantastic and I hope to go back there some day."
Loreto Secondary School play Mystery Skype with a school in Nebraska
Semana de las lenguas en Domincan College, Griffith Avenue, Dublin 9
Profesora: Faustina Moran
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CBS Roscommon Spanish Exchange
Social Media for teachers of Spanish! Click here if you want to find out who to follow on Twitter, who to like on Facebook, who writes amazings blogs, as well as our top websites for teachers of Spanish
Salesian Secondary College in Pallaskenry, Co. Limerick celebrate European Day of Languages
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Discover Spanish with Hector
"The Video with hector has made me more eager to try and learn the language"
Transition Year Student, Monaghan Collegiate School
For other great reasons why learning Spanish is important click here
I wrote my own reasons for why learning Spanish is worthwhile and then pasted those into Wordle - isn't it cool?
You can create your own wordles from prescribed texts, from student essays, or from newspaper articles, and then use them for many different activities. For example,
- let students write their own article before showing them the orginal one.
- Cut and paste student essays and compare the results to discuss what has and hasn't been included
- Find out what ideas and vocabulary is most important
For more ideas on how to use Wordle go to ICT Resources
Language Assistants in your home
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